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As a musician, DJ or just a lover of music and going to gigs your ears are one of, if not the most important assets you have. If you expose yourself to loud sound levels for long periods of time you will damage your hearing. Fact!

Have you ever left a gig, club or rehearsal and you seem to hear a ringing in your ears or your hearing has gone dull or muffled? If you have that proves you have damaged your hearing. Unfortunately, even over short periods this damage may become permanent.

Music is all about vibrations in the air and your ears are the main input system so you can listen, create, enjoy and feel the emotions that music brings. Imagine if you couldn’t do this?

So, protect your most important asset – your ears. Use the best earplugs you can that don’t affect the music fidelity but just turn it down to safe sound levels so you can…. play safe now and hear tomorrow!

...and the best thing is those in education get 20% DISCOUNT on custom hearing protection and custom in-ear monitors.*

Call us on 01295 266 665 or email info@acscustom.com with your NUS/Student College number to receive a discount code to use when ordering from the ACS webshop.

*Terms and Conditions apply. 20% discount does not apply to accessories, universal fit hearing protection and universal in-ear monitors, other non-music related custom products or the Ambient Live Belt Pack. Discount is available in the UK only to full time students. Proof of NUS membership or college/university enrolment required.

Do you know your Safe Exposure Time without earplugs? Try our calculator to find out just how many hours, minutes or seconds you have.


Music Students - Protect Your Most Important Asset

  • Listening to loud music is unsafe. Regularly listening to music or other audio content at high volume through personal audio devices and being exposed to loud sounds in nightclubs, discotheques, bars or sporting arenas harm one’s hearing.

    Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent. Over time listening to loud sounds for prolonged duration can lead to hearing loss, which cannot be treated by medicines or surgery.

    Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented. The louder you listen, the shorter the time available for listening safely. By turning the volume down, you can listen for longer periods without harming your hearing. For example, if you stay below a sound level of 80 dB, you can listen safely for up to 40 hours per week.

  • Adopt these simple safe listening behaviours and you will reduce your risk of hearing loss while enjoying your favourite activities!

    1. Keep the volume down. Listen to personal audio devices at a volume level below 60% of maximum. Use carefully fitted, and, if possible, noise cancelling headphones.

    2. Protect your ears from loud sounds. Wear earplugs in noisy venues. Move away from sources of sound, such as loud speakers.

    3. Limit time spent engaged in noisy activities. Take short listening breaks away from loud sounds. Limit the daily use of personal audio devices.

    4. Monitor listening levels. Use smart phone apps to monitor your sound exposure. Choose devices with built-in safe listening features.

  • If you listen to music regularly, make sure that you heed the warning signs of hearing loss.

    • Contact a doctor in case of persistent ringing sensation in the ear (tinnitus).

    • Check your hearing if you have difficulties hearing high-pitched sounds or following conversations.

    • Get regular hearing check-ups.

    • Check your hearing using validated apps such as hearWHO.

    • Seek professional advice if you fail the hearing check or have any sign of hearing loss.

    Make listening safe. Once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back!

    Information from the World Health Organisation, World Hearing Day 2019.

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